Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Site size: 14 acres

Project size: 13,000 square feet

Program: This two-story, single-family residence is located in a cottonwood forest on the west bank of the Snake River, just south of the Teton Range. The family wanted the common spaces and master bedrooms to have expansive mountain and river views. They also requested that sounds of the river could be heard from the children’s bedrooms. All spaces above ground had to fit within Teton County’s maximum of 8,000 habitable and 10,000 total square feet per house and a height limit of 30 feet.

Solution: The overall form is composed of three major rectilinear volumes that intersect and shift according to the family’s desire to have expansive views of the river. In the two-story house, the architect cantilevered the upper-level master suite at the southern end over a terrace below. The bedrooms on this level all have access to open decks with views of the surrounding mountains and river. On the first level, a dramatic, light-filled atrium connects two distinct units—one for living and dining and another for a garage and exercise rooms. Large windows reinforce the house’s connection to nature. Outside, a simple rectangular infinity pool connects to the pond just north of it. A sculpture garden adds to the house’s amenities. The atrium brings light and connectivity down to a basement level containing a rec room, wine room, and theater.

Construction and materials: The house has a steel frame with wood joists and a rainscreen cladding of fiber cement panels. Floors are made of gray-stained white oak. The cabinets and stairway are made of dark oak. Interior walls are made of drywall to accommodate artworks. The fireplace wall in the family room is made of patinated steel. The basement is a fully waterproofed raft foundation.

Additional Information

Completion date: June 2018



Dynia Architects

PO Box 4356

1085 W. Highway 22

Jackson, WY 83001



Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:

Stephen Dynia, FAIA (registered architect and design principal)

Karen Parent, AIA (registered architect, project manager)



Structural: KL&A Engineers & Builders

Civil: Rendezvous Engineering

Mechanical/Plumbing: CN Engineers


General contractor:

Dynamic Custom Homes



Bruce Damonte



Landscape: Lutsko Associates

Lighting: Helius Lighting Group




American Fiber Cement Natura TC and Trespa Meteon


Precast concrete

Hanson Structural Precast


Moisture barrier

Below grade: Grace Hydroproduct and Grace Procur

Above grade: Delta Fassade S and Tyvek Stuccowrap



Elastometric: Fibertite



Glass: Cardinal 366



Aladdin Skylight Industries



Custom; Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors



Locksets: FSB


Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork: O.B. Williams and Boffi (Kitchen)


Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore


Plastic laminate: Corian, Hi-Macs


Solid surfacing: ABC Stone


Floor and wall tile: Stone Source, Walker Zanger


Special interior finishes unique to this project:


Furnishings: Roche Bobois, Saarinen, Holly Hunt, Kyle Bunting rugs



La Murrina (living room chandelier), Bocci (stair atrium chandelier)

Recessed lighting: Lightolier Calculite, RSA, Translite, Lucifer

Landscape lighting: Bega, B-K Lighting




Photovoltaic system: Creative Energies


Other unique projects that contribute to sustainability: Geothermal system for supplemental heating and cooling


Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project: Soundproofing (in wall) — Acoustiblok